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Friday, May 15, 2020

Government says travelling to Wales for leisure is not allowed

According to the Welsh Government, The stay-at-home coronavirus regulations remain firmly in place in Wales to protect people’s health – this means travelling to Wales for leisure purposes is still not possible.
Campsites, outdoor activities and tourist attractions, together with many popular footpaths and beauty spots, such as Snowdon, remain closed to the public to keep people safe and protect the NHS.

Changes made to the law in England, allowing people to go out for open-air recreation do not apply in Wales.

In Wales, the stay-at-home rules have been relaxed to remove the once-a-day restriction on exercise. All exercise must be done locally.

The Welsh Government’s Economy and North Wales Minister Ken Skates is issuing this important reminder to anyone considering travelling to Wales.

He said: "Wherever we live, we are all facing the threat of coronavirus. Our message in  Wales remains very clear. Please stay at home. 

“This goes against our normal welcoming nature, but for now please don’t visit. 

“We want nothing more than to welcome visitors to enjoy our wonderful scenery and attractions but to protect our NHS and keep people safe as we deal with coronavirus, please stay home and stay local.

“Lifting restrictions now would risk increasing spread of the virus, which could endanger more lives and cause longer term disruption and hardship for our tourist industry. 

“If you travel a significant distance for leisure purposes into Wales or within Wales you risk being stopped by the police and fined under Welsh law.  Don’t put yourself and others at risk, and for now please don’t visit.

“I look forward to giving you all a very different message in the near future.  I look forward to saying “croeso” – welcome – to you all, but not now – later.”

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